Did you know…?
The Egyptian pyramids were magnificent tombs for rulers called pharaohs. When pharaohs died, they were mummified so that their bodies would be preserved for the afterlife. Many of the pyramids and mummies inside of them are around 4500 years old! Amulets were commonly placed in a mummy’s bandages. They were small objects, similar to pendants, that were worn on necklaces and bracelets or carried around. These pretty little pendants were thought to have protective powers. They usually symbolized a god who was supposed to keep a person safe from harm. Many were shaped like animals, or hieroglyphs (old Egyptian writing characters).